5541.000 Quisqualis L.

Description of the genus

Climbers or climbing shrubs. Leaves opposite. Inflorescences of short terminal or axillary spikes. Flowers showy, bisexual. Receptacle produced into long tube beyond the ovary; sepals 5, small, recurved. Petals 5. Stamens 10. Fruit 5-angled or 5-winged, dry and leathery, dehiscent at apex along angles.

Derivation of name: Who? what? (Latin); meaning obscure.

Worldwide: 16 species in the Old World tropics

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Quisqualis indica

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indica L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Quisqualis:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Quisqualis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Quisqualis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Quisqualis
Wikipedia: Quisqualis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Quisqualis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Quisqualis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Quisqualis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1726, retrieved 6 December 2022

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